M.anifest's "Scorpio Flow" video.

The 8 Best Ghanaian Songs of the Month (September)

Featuring Darkovibes, Amaarae, Stonebwoy, M.anifest, Diana Hamilton, Kofi Jamar and more.

It's been another month of great Ghanaian music,and our faves have been steady dishing out that fire, giving us another 30 days of hits and dope releases. Want the full scoop? Check out our list of the best Ghanaian songs of the month below!

Follow our GHANA WAVE playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

Darkovibes 'Je M'appelle' ft. Davido

Ghanian afro-fusion act Darkovibes came through with an absolute banger featuring star singer Davido, an infectious afrobeats tune titled "Je M'apelle." Darkovibes even gets the DMW Boss to sing in his local dialect, Ga, on the MOG Beatz-produced record.

Stonebwoy & Focalistic 'ARIBA'

Dancehall act Stonebwoy hooked up with South African musician and "Ke Star" hitmaker Focalistic on this dance record titled "Ariba." Don't get it twisted though, it's not an amapiano joint but it's definitely a vibe.

Kofi Jamar 'Surrender' ft. Teni

Rapper Kofi Jamar dropped his second EP this month, a 6-track project titled Appetite for Destruction. On the EP the "Ekorso" rapper dished out several solid hip-hop and afrobeats joints, but the highlight of the project is this excellent afrobeats tune "Surrender" featuring Nigerian singer Teni, and it's a must listen! Check out the conversation we had with him on the EP here.

Amaarae 'Sad Girlz Luv Money' Remix ft. Kali Uchis

Diva Amaarae dished out the official remix to her single "SAD GIRLZ LUV MONEY." This time around the Ghanaian-American singer and performer recruited American singer Kali Uchis, who came through delivering a bilingual verse on the party hard, fast life anthem.

Mr Drew 'Fo (Cry)' ft. Kwabena Kwabena

Singer Mr. Drew dropped his debut album Alpha this month, and though it's full of dope tunes the standout joint on the project has to be this one. It's an excellent highlife tune titled "Fo (Cry)," featuring seasoned highlife musician Kwabena Kwabena.

Adina ft. Mr JazziQ 'Shoulder'

Songstress Adina came through with a spirited amapiano joint! Here, she teamed up with South African amapiano DJ and record producer Mr JazziQ for this one titled "Shoulder (Yeriba)." Adina also happens to be half South African, so her jumping on Africa's most popular sound at the moment is a great way to pay homage to her roots.

Diana Hamilton 'AWURADE YE (DO IT LORD)'

Ghana's biggest gospel singer Diana Hamilton has been enjoying massive success for some time now. The reigning 2021 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards "Artist of the Year" had an amazing 2020 and 2021 with her hit single "Adom (Grace)", and it looks like she's about to replicate that feat with her latest, "Awurade Ye (Do It Lord)." Contemporary gospel is definitely safe in Diana Hamilton's hands.

M.anifest 'Scorpio Flow'

A late entry as this one dropped just a day ago, but it's already a solid contender for the best drops of the month. Ghanaian rapper M.anifest does what he does best on "Scorpio Flow," delivering a straight bars, no hook flow on a minimalistic afro instrumental, coming from his upcoming album M.T.T.U (Madina to the Universe).

Follow our GHANA WAVE playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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Reekado Banks Recalls The Carnage of The #EndSARS Protests In Single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

The Nigerian singer pays his respects to those lost during last year's #EndSARS protests.

Nigerian singer and songwriter Reekado Banks is back with a track that is as socially important as it is a banger. It seems fitting for the singer's first solo release of the year to be a tribute to his fellow countrypeople fighting for a country that they all wish to live in. The 27-year-old Afrobeats crooner has returned with endearing track 'Ozumba Mbadiwe', honoring the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests that saw the Nigerian government authorize an onslaught of attacks on Nigerian citizens for their anti-government demonstrations.

The protests took the world by storm, additionally because the Nigerian government insists that none of the police brutality happened. In an attempt to gaslight the globe, Nigerian officials have come out to hoards to deny any and all accusations of unlawfully killing peaceful protesters. Banks mentions the absurd denials in the track, singing "October 20, 2020 something happened with the government, they think say we forget," in the second verse. Reekado's reflective lyrics blend smoothly and are supported by the upbeat, effortless Afrobeat rhythm.

In another reflective shoutout to his home, 'Ozumba Mbadiwe' is named after a popular expressway on Lagos Island that leads to the infamous Lekki Toll Gate where protesters were shot at, traumatized, and murdered. Although packed with conscious references, the P.Priime produced track is a perfect amalgamation of the talents that Reekado Banks has to offer; a wispy opening verse, a hook to kill, and an ethereal aura to mark this as a song as a hit. On "Ozumba Mbadiwe," all the elements align for Reekado's signature unsinkable sound to take flight.

Check out Reekado Bank's lyric video for his single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

Reekado Banks - Ozumba Mbadiwe (Lyric Video)

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